EMS WEEK
FacebookTwitterLinkedInGoogle+RSS Feed
Fire EMSEMS TodayEMS Insider

Hornet Attacks Kill Over 40, Injure Over 1,600 in China

BEIJING (AP) — The death toll from a rare spate of hornet attacks in central China has reached 41 people, local authorities said Wednesday.

The Shaanxi provincial government said in a statement that the attacks had plagued not only the city of Ankang, where 19 died as reported by the official Xinhua News Agency, but had killed 22 others in two adjacent cities in the province's south.

All told, more than 1,600 people have been injured, and 37 of them are in critical or serious condition in hospitals, the provincial government said.

It said it has mobilized a special medic team and trained more medical personnel to treat victims, and an Ankang official told Xinhua that firefighters have been removing hornet nests.

The provincial government said hornets are most aggressive in behavior when they mate and migrate in September and October. Local officials have also said drier and warmer weather this year has contributed to the ferocity of attacks.

Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.



RELATED ARTICLES

University Hospital EMS Receives AHA Gold Award

Lifeline Gold Award recognizes quality improvement measures in treatment of heart attack patients.

U.S. Representative Pushes for National EMS Memorial

Legislation calls for a national EMS memorial to be built in Washington, D.C.

Five Killed in Fiery Georgia Crash

Police investigate cause of tragic crash on I-16 west of Savannah.

Discovery Finds First Step in Creating Morphine without Opium

UC Berkeley team has discovered steps to making morphine without using opium poppies.

U.S. Military Rescuers End Operations in Nepal

300 Marine, Army, Air Force and Navy personnel will begin leaving Nepal.

Nashville Firefighters Rescue Man Trapped in Storm Drain for Four Days

Officials say man climbed into drain for an unknown reason and became stuck in a narrow bend.

Features by Topic

Featured Careers

 

JEMS TV

FEATURED VIDEO TOPICS

Learn about new products and innovations featured at EMS Today 2015

 

JEMS Connect

CURRENT DISCUSSIONS

 
 

EMS BLOGS

Blogger Browser

Today's Featured Posts